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It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

A guide to energy healing by Reema Aidasani ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion & Compassion

An interview with Natalie Daghestani, co-founder and creative director of Dubai-based luxury vegan brand, Eurthlin  

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Why empathetic living might be the secret to post Covid relationship building

By Mimi Nicklin As every day of 2020 goes by we become incre...

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The Year of the Rat 2020

2020 will be a year that we all will remember, where we were and what unfolded, a year in which all that we held as normal was no more and we move into unchartered waters, learning and crea...

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Inner Strength at Atlantis with Aromatherapy

An aromatherapy massage treatment that uses the power of essential oils and chakra cleansing to strengthen you from the inside out. Tamara Pitelen.   Atlantis the Palm Hotel is an attack on the senses. Situated on the furthest most reaches of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, its size, grandeur and colour makes it one of the most unmistakable visual references on the c...

Causes and cures for eczema

The itching, the rashes, the redness, the scratching. Everyone who’s had eczema knows those symptoms all too well. The cycle can be stressful and upsetting for sufferers – as well as for the parents of a child plagued with ezcema but there is a way out, writes Delphinia Tam-Lower of Four Cow Farm.   Afew years ago in Queensland, Aus...

I lost 50kg and saved my life with juicing

A severely overweight, bulimic with dangerously high blood pressure, 38-year- old Paula’s doctor said she was a ‘walking time bomb’ for a heart attack or stroke. So the feisty Scotswoman turned to juicing and got her life back. Words by Tamara Pitelen. “Even when I was three years old, I thought I was fat,” says Dubai expat Paula Hugh...

Six healing super foods

Every day and exotic super foods that will change your life. Words by Hayley Mac. When asked to write this article about my favourite super foods, my first thought was, “Oh thats easy”… er, wrong! I hold food in such high regard that choosing just six is tough but I have divided a few of them into two categories: Local organic super food staples and ...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

Eating Mindfully

We all eat every day, and the food we choose can be a powerful influence on our wellbeing, health, energy and mood. How we eat is just as important. Mindful attention to the simple act of eating has the potential to transform your health significantly for the better. Eating mindfully promotes a healthy body weight, more conscious food choices, and healthier digestion. It also ensures opt...

Meditate for More Profitable Business

Evidence shows meditation can improve business decisions and save your company from expensive investment mistakes, so meditate for more profitable business writes Zoe Kinias and Andrew Hafenbrack of INSEAD Knowledge. It’s a practice rooted in Hinduism and adopted by those seeking spiritual guidance but meditation has become an increasingly popular practice amongst the C-suite eli...

Why empathetic living might be the secret to post Covid relationship building

By Mimi Nicklin As every day of 2020 goes by we become increasingly aware of the need to live ever more cohesive and connected lives. For so long we have existed in our own self-driven bubbles, moving from one daily drama to the next, without investing the time to focus...

Mind over fatter

Mika Thornley has spent 35 years cracking the code that unlocks her ‘fat padlock’. Here she reveals her personal journey to help you with yours.    Here’s the thing: There is no one secret, magic key to effortlessly achieving your ideal body weight. It’s taken me about 35 years to come to that conclusion and I’m wr...

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Extreme detox Thailand

For a short-cut back to wellness, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Koh Samui offers a comprehensive detox programme. Tamara Pitelen tried it out. It’s my job to find the poo poo; I am the poo poo hunter,” said Aor, my Thai therapist, as she vigorously massaged my stomach and kept a close eye on a see-through tube to see if any of the desired “poo poo&rd...

Causes and cures for eczema

The itching, the rashes, the redness, the scratching. Everyone who’s had eczema knows those symptoms all too well. The cycle can be stressful and upsetting for sufferers – as well as for the parents of a child plagued with ezcema but there is a way out, writes Delphinia Tam-Lower of Four Cow Farm.   Afew years ago in Queensland, Aus...

Attracting wealth with Feng Shui

Can moving your sofa make you rich? Tamara Pitelen hires a Feng Shui master to turn her home into a money magnet. Like most people, my knowledge of Feng Shui did not go very deep. I knew it originated in China and had something to do with channeling the flow of energy. If energy got stuck it was bad and the right energy had to be flowing properly if you wanted harmony, health money, lo...

Cruelty-free cosmetics UAE

Where in the UAE can you buy a mascara or eye-shadow that hasn’t been rubbed in a bunny’s eye to make it ‘safe’ for humans? Awakenings investigates cruelty-free cosmetics UAE… words by Tamara Pitelen and Katrina Valente. We’re typical women who love make-up. We love how a new lipstick can make us feel like a million dollars and we love how mascara c...

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